Three primary schools scoop positive Ofsted reports
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Three primary schools have been given a clean bill of health following recent Ofsted inspections.
WGC’s Creswick Primary and Nursery School, St John’s CoE in Lemsford and Hatfield’s Oakview Primary and Nursery School were all judged ‘good’ by inspectors in reports published last month.
Assessing Oakview, inspectors said it is “rightly proud of its inclusive approach” and across the school there is an expectation that pupils will fulfil their potential regardless of their background.
The report added: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection.
“You have high aspirations for the school which are shared by your team of skilled leaders and your well-informed and enthusiastic governing body.”
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They also noted effective steps have been taken to strengthen phonics provision, teaching is typically effective over time and “pupils are happy, confident and achieving well across all subjects”.
After assessing Creswick, inspectors said that there have been “significant changes” at the school and many areas for improvement – such as behaviour management policies and consistency of teaching in maths – remain the same.
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But they also said that work to combat persistent absenteeism is starting to bear fruit, disadvantaged pupils’ needs are well met and progress is carefully tracked.
The report continued: “Most pupils who spoke with me told me that they were happy and enjoyed their learning.
“They work diligently in lessons, and their books show that this is the norm. Nearly all parents agreed that their children are happy and safe.”
St John’s was told its pupils benefit from a “highly caring and nurturing environment”, their behaviour is “excellent” and personal development is well catered for.
“Parents and carers speak highly of the school and all it provides,” inspectors wrote. “They value the close links between school and home.
“Parents of pupils requiring extra support with their learning and development were eager to share their positive experiences.”
But it was also noted that some aspects of the school’s curriculum “require attention”, as pupils are not making consistently strong progress across all subjects.